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AT&T is making big moves to dominate the future of TV, but it's been slowed by setbacks (T)

On Tuesday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson raised eyebrows when he said that 20-minute episodes of “Game of Thrones” might work better on mobile than the standard hour-long ones. That’s not idle chatter coming from Stephenson, who willShow More Summary

Oscar Isaac says Carrie Fisher slapped him 27 times in a 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scene

In April, Oscar Isaac told Business Insider that one of the highlights of shooting "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" was doing an "intense" scene with Carrie Fisher.  “It was basically my first day [on set] and we did about 25 takes total.Show More Summary

All the stars from 'Love Actually' reunited for a perfect sequel to the movie

The many stars of the hit movie "Love Actually" reunited for a sequel in honor of Red Nose Day on Thursday. Packed into a sweet 15-minute video, the returning original cast members include  Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, ColinShow More Summary

We finally know how many episodes will be in the final 'Game of Thrones' season

The night is dark and full of fewer episodes than you probably wanted: Entertainment Weekly reports that the official episode count for the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" will be six episodes. That's one less episode than...Show More Summary

The first trailer for 'Far Cry 5' is finally here, and it's about a religious cult in Montana

The trailer for the hotly-anticipated "Far Cry 5" has finally dropped, and for the first time, it's taking the fight to the United States of America.  The gritty and violent franchise doesn't look like it's taking its foot off the gas as it approaches its fifth installment. Show More Summary

24 military movies to watch over Memorial Day weekend

Few things have the power to transport people like the cinema. Who can forget Robert Williams' "Good morning, Vietnam" or Marine Corps DI Hartman's memorable quotes? The following list is of our favorite military movies. Jeremy Bender contributed to an earlier version of this post. Show More Summary

Men are freaking out at Alamo Drafthouse for hosting ladies-only 'Wonder Woman' screenings

On Wednesday, Alamo Drafthouse Austin announced it would hold a women-only "Wonder Woman" screening when the movie debuts in June. "Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying 'No Guys Allowed' for one special night at the Alamo Ritz," the movie theatre wrote. Show More Summary

The head-banging Stormtrooper from 'Star Wars' explains the infamous blooper

With Thursday marking the 40th anniversary of the release of "Star Wars: A New Hope," there are a lot of stories circulating that look back on the iconic first movie of the lucrative saga. The Hollywood Reporter has published a deepShow More Summary

HBO renews 'Silicon Valley' and 'Veep' for new seasons

HBO has renewed its hit comedies "Veep" and "Silicon Valley" for additional seasons. Both will return in 2018, the pay network announced on Thursday. .@HBO renews @SiliconHBO & @VeepHBO for 2018: — HBO PR (@HBOPR) May 25, 2017 The new orders mean that "Veep," which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, will be back for a seventh season. Show More Summary

The trailer for Jason Bateman's gripping new Netflix show is here

Jason Bateman is back on Netflix, but not with "Arrested Development." He's costarring in a dark new drama show with Laura Linney called "Ozark" and it just released its first trailer. Bateman, who's also an executive producer, stars as Marty, a financial planner, and Linney plays his wife, Wendy. Show More Summary

How the internet is reshaping sports TV, and what the future holds

For the past few weeks, the media world has buzzed about the prospects of sports television, after brutal layoffs at ESPN coincided with record cable subscriber losses in the quarter. The big question was whether the old business model...Show More Summary

10 things you didn’t know about the background characters in the iconic 'Star Wars' cantina scene

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the release of George Lucas' “Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope," which didn't just launch the one of the greatest movie franchises of all time but also the summer blockbuster, let's look back...Show More Summary

6 details you might have missed in season 3 episode 4 of 'Twin Peaks'

Episode 4 of "Twin Peaks: The Return" took a comedic turn with a brief cameo from Michael Cera and more doppelgänger hijinks from Kyle MacLachlan. While you wait for episode 5 to air on Showtime on June 4, 2017, catch up on everything...Show More Summary

Pokémon's new game for iPhone and Android is out, and it's unlike any game before it

The Pokémon Company has never shied away from making unusual games. Ever since the original Red and Blue versions came out in 1996, it's released many traditional, turn-based sequels. But it's also dabbled in pinball games, photography...Show More Summary

The Netflix show that's promised to be 'the best f-----g video game adaptation ever made' just got its first trailer (NFLX)

Video games are great at lots of things: immersion, delight, even storytelling every now and again. But when it comes to turning those successes into film or television adaptations, something goes terribly wrong.  The most recent example...Show More Summary

Netflix has canceled the massively expensive 'The Get Down' after just one season

After just one season, “The Get Down” is officially down in the TV dumpster, according to Variety. Netflix canceled the musical drama about teens from the Bronx in the late 1970s from creator Baz Luhrmann (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin...Show More Summary

The 18 most exciting new TV shows you'll want to watch

The dust is settling and the dirty business of cancellations and renewals is mostly over, so it's time to take a look at the new batch of TV show offerings from the broadcast networks. There are plenty of themes that are still very much...Show More Summary

Here are the only 5 shows Netflix has canceled, including 'The Get Down,' which was just cut after 1 season

Netflix has canceled Baz Luhrmann's show about the birth of hip-hop, "The Get Down," after just one season. "The Get Down" was an expensive undertaking, costing Netflix a whopping $120 million to make, according to Variety. The production...Show More Summary

Everyone from Mick Jagger to Bono has partied at this photographer's villa during the Cannes Film Festival

Jean Pigozzi's pool parties might be as famous as the guests who have attended them over the years. Businessman, art collector, philanthropist, and all-around entertainer, Pigozzi has been throwing his notorious pool parties at his home...Show More Summary

This legendary guitar was made entirely with wood from the plant that tequila comes from

No electric guitar is more iconic than the Fender Stratocaster. Buddy Holly played one. Jimi Hendrix played one. Bob Dylan "went electric" in 1965 at the Newport Folk Festival. Eric Clapton has a signature model. The Edge from U2 plays one. Show More Summary

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